Denman Island - Hornby Island (Gravelly Bay-Shingle Spit)

Crossing Time: 10 minutes
Distance: 1.2 nautical miles
Note: This is a non-reservable route


Vessels running to Denman and Hornby Island shuttle back and forth when heavy traffic conditions exist and therefore sailing times may be altered.

Schedule in Effect:

The 7:30 am and 7:45 am sailings are not available on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

The 7:30 am and 7:45 am sailings are not available on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

The 7:30 am and 7:45 am sailings are not available on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Leave Denman Island (Gravelly Bay) Leave Hornby Island (Shingle Spit)
7:45 am Daily Except Sat, Sun and Dec 25 & Jan 1
8:20 am Daily Except Sun
9:40 am Daily
10:40 am Daily Except DC Thu (see below)
11:45 am Daily
12:45 pm Daily
1:45 pm Daily
2:40 pm Daily
3:40 pm Daily
4:40 pm Daily
5:40 pm Daily
6:35 pm Daily
8:45 pm Fri only
10:05 pm Fri only
7:30 am Daily Except Sat, Sun and Dec 25 & Jan 1
8:00 am Daily Except Sun
9:00 am Daily
10:00 am Daily
11:00 am Daily
12:05 pm Daily
1:00 pm Daily
2:00 pm Daily
3:00 pm Daily Except DC Thu (see below)
4:00 pm Daily
5:00 pm Daily
6:00 pm Daily *
7:50 pm Fri only *
9:30 pm Fri only **
DC Thursday sailings will be replaced by a Dangerous Cargo Sailing. No other passengers permitted. Alternate DC Sailings to be determined for Dec 25 & Jan 1
* The last connecting ferry to Vancouver Island is 6:00 pm daily except Friday when it's 7:50 pm.
** No connection to Vancouver Island on this sailing.

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Ticket sales and loading end three minutes before the scheduled sailing time for walk-on passengers and vehicles.

The Hornby Island ferry's crew collects fares. Customers from Buckley Bay are requested to ask for a Hornby through-fare ticket. Fares can be paid using Experience Cards, Credit Cards or Cash. Debit Cards cannot be accepted at this time.

Accommodation on Denman and Hornby Islands

Visitor accommodation on Denman and Hornby Islands can be fully occupied at the height of the summer. If you are planning to stay overnight it is strongly advised that you book accommodation before travelling to the islands.  Please note that there are no pump-outs for recreational vehicles.

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Note: Schedules subject to change without notice.

Helpful Information

Buckley Bay-Denman schedule
Priority Loading Pilot for Hornby Island
Boarding Passes Required  
About Hornby Overloads on Fridays